What is the difference between a primary and a general election?
- The State of Colorado holds regularly scheduled state elections every two years; a state Primary Election in June and a General election in November. In presidential election years, the state also holds a presidential primary election in March.
The nominated candidates from each party's June primary ballot will be placed on the November General Election ballot. The winner of the November General Election will hold office.
Does Colorado hold a presidential Primary Election?
- Yes. Beginning in March 2020 Colorado will hold a presidential primary election. Like other primary elections, affiliated voters will be eligible to vote for candidates in their party while unaffiliated voters will be eligible to vote for a candidate in any one party's election.
Do I still have to attend a party caucus meeting to vote in a presidential Primary Election?
- No. Beginning in 2020 Colorado voters will vote in a presidential primary election that is run just like a normal primary election. Like other elections, voters will receive a ballot in the mail. While each political party will still conduct caucus meetings, these meetings will not select presidential candidates.
Are parties required to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their primary election?
- Major parties are required to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in a primary. Minor parties, on the other hand, may refuse to allow unaffiliated voters to participate in their primary.
The Election and Recording Department can be reached at 522-1544 for voter and election questions or recording information. The Motor Vehicle Department can be reached at 522-1158 for license plates/renewals or titling a vehicle. You can also reach our office by email at firstname.lastname@example.org . Like us on Facebook at Logan County Elections/MotorVehicle/Recording!